The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world's most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.
Since its founding in 2008, IRAP has helped resettle over 4000 refugees and their families to 18 different countries and has trained over 2000 law students and lawyers in the process. Seattle U Law is one of IRAP's 30 student chapters across the United States and Canada.
The Seattle chapter was founded in 2011, and for many years assisted IRAP's mission by pairing law students with attorneys to provide legal representation to refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. More recently, we have moved to other projects such as court monitoring and similar endeavors to build IRAP's community and resource bank in the Seattle area and broader Pacific Northwest. We also regularly host outreach events, film screenings, speaker panels, and an annual CLE training. Our student leaders have consistently attended the National Student Summit in New York to meet with IRAP students and leaders from across IRAP’s network. Seattle students also participate in IRAP student trips to Jordan and Lebanon, where they meet with IRAP’s international staff, receive additional training, and contribute to the organization’s work in the Middle East.
To get involved with the Seattle chapter of IRAP, please follow us on Facebook or email email@example.com.
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